NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with the business Australian RSMS Visa Service Pty Ltd, trading as ARVS, and its sole director Seong Ho ‘Sean’ Park.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rose Webb is issuing the public warning against ARVS after it was found the business is offering visa and immigration services to consumers, but not delivering the service despite being paid.
“Fair Trading has received a number of complaints after consumers entered into contracts, in some cases for amounts up to $60,000, and received no service,” Ms Webb said.
Mr Park’s company trades from the same location in North Sydney as Goldman Pintex Management Pty Ltd. That company is already subject to a public warning from NSW Fair Trading in December 2017 for similar conduct.
Mr Park has also been found to have an association with Edward ‘Ted’ Kang. Kang was convicted of multiple immigration-related fraud offences in Parramatta Local Court in March 2017, a matter which is currently on appeal before the District Court.
“Based on Fair Trading’s evidence, Mr Kang is actively involved with Mr Park’s business. He presents himself to consumers as the CEO or General Manager of ARVS, yet neither of these men hold Migration Agent Licenses in Australia,” Ms Webb said.
“It is vital that consumers do not deal with either individual, or the businesses associated with them.”
Consumers are advised to obtain independent legal advice to seek redress if they have been refused a refund by ARVS.
Fair Trading is urging anyone who has experienced problems in their dealings with Mr Seong Ho ‘Sean’ Park, Mr Edward Kang, or AVRS, to contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20, or lodge a written complaint online at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.